MS 20764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

Important notice - this course is retired

This course was retired from Microsoft 31 December 2021.

The related exam was retired 31 December 2020.

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Important information

This training do no longer lead to certification, as exam 70-764 will retire on  31 January 2021. If you are looking for training towards certification, we refer to Microsoft`s new Azure Data certification courses


The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job. The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Some experience with database design.

Course goals:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Authenticate and authorize users
  • Assign server and database roles
  • Authorize users to access resources
  • Protect data with encryption and auditing
  • Describe recovery models and backup strategies
  • Backup SQL Server databases
  • Restore SQL Server databases
  • Automate database management
  • Configure security for the SQL Server agent
  • Manage alerts and notifications
  • Managing SQL Server using PowerShell
  • Trace access to SQL Server
  • Monitor a SQL Server infrastructure
  • Troubleshoot a SQL Server infrastructure
  • Import and export data

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Certification - retires 31 January 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Exam 70-764 retired on 31 January 2021.

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